domingo, 31 de outubro de 2010

Qatar State Banquet at Windsor Castle

Parfumeur et Gantier

A Bit Of Versailles On The Bowery

Candle lovers no longer have to make the pilgrimage to Cire Trudon’s century-old Left Bank shop. The company’s owner, Ramdane Touhami, has opened its first U.S. outpost below the Rogan store on the corner of Bond Street and Bowery. Stepping into the ground-floor space, though, you’d swear you were in France. Complete with handmade mirrors, stucco moldings, and antiques that are for sale, the store has been modeled after Versailles’ Galerie des Glaces, which is fitting considering it was Cire Trudon tapers that lit Marie Antoinette’s last hours. In addition to the familiar candles, there are new room sprays and perfumed stink bombs—just the thing for scenting a garden party or, maybe, a particularly smelly 6 train platform. A second Paris boutique is in the works in the precise location of the original Cire Trudon shop dating to 1643 on rue de l’Arbre Sec. A London store will likely follow.


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Le Sans Sucre

Le sans sucre

Ruinart Golden Thread Wine Stopper

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Ruinart has launched “Collection Prestige” and made their Blanc de Blanc champagne a collectors item by having Milan-based artist Patricia Urquiolacreate a Fil d’Or or Golden Thread bottle stopper.

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sábado, 30 de outubro de 2010

Marine Center – Bali

Great looking spot, plus it serves a good purpose.
Solus4 entered their concept into a design competition in Indonesia, where they stated that the marine research center (housed 150m from the popular Kuta beach) would focus on tsunamis—specifically, getting an earlier head’s up on them, in wake of the 2004 disaster.

Not only would the research center have laboratories for working in, but it’d also contain bedrooms for the workers and even a seawater pool. You have to wonder why they’d need a pool with all that glorious water surrounding the vessel, but I do like the sound of the proposed aquatic garden library, too. Only if I could keep one of Ringo’s octopi in the garden, in the shade, of course.
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La Maison du Chocolat

La Maison du Chocolat

Margaret: The Last Real Princess

Valentino Crystal-Embellished Feather Clutch, Handbag of the Day

Valentino Feather Clutch
If you're the sort that like your evening bag to be a little bit of carryable art then this Crystal-Embellished Feather Clutch by Valentino will be right up your alley. In shades of black and blush it's both neutral and eyecatching. The box frame style body is dressed up in layered in light pink feathers with dark tips for a result that's full of depth, texture, and interest. There's a single bunch of dark feathers off to one side that draws the eye up to the bag's crowning glory: a set of three crystal-embellished hardware birds. It closes via a hammered clip fastening, the interior is lined in pink satin, and the bag comes with a detachable gold chain shoulder strap. Beautiful but delicate! $4,170

sexta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2010

The Gummi Bear Candelier, Now in Mini

Gummi Bear Chandelier
Jellio's original limited edition Candelier, the giant chandelier made up of 5000 tiny acrylic gummi bear 'candies,' was so popular its been reincarnated in a new, miniature form. Created by hand-stringing approx 3000 high-gloss acrylic mulit-colored bears that hang in a perfect sphere, the Mini Candelierhas a 17" diameter and even at half the size of the original is still a significant lighting fixture. And although each Candelier is handmade so no two are exactly alike Jellio has yet to offer color customization options -- I'd personally like to see one in all yellow or all red. $1,800

Celebrate Christmas in Spain at the Hotel Arts Barcelona

A view of the Hotel Arts Barcelona with Frank Gehry's famous Peix d'Or (fish) sculpture in the background.
Experience Christmas in one of the world's most exciting destinations, Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain.

There's a spectacular five-star Ritz-Carlton property worth checking out. Called the Hotel Arts Barcelona, it will be offering several special packages over the holidays, including New Years' Eve.

The Hotel Arts Barcelona offers 483 spacious guest rooms, including a variety of suites including 56 executive suites and 28 sophisticated duplex apartments. It also offers a spa on the 42nd and 43rd floors of the hotel that has stunning views of the city and sea below. The spa features eight treatment suites, a separate sauna and a steam room with color therapy.

Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner at one of the hotel's many fine restaurants. Paco Perez'sEnoteca restaurant, which was awarded one Michelin star in the 2010 Guide, will offer festive gastronomic dishes during the holiday season such as truffle and wild mushroom cream soup with foie gras shots and grilled Grouper loin, followed by Turron, a traditional Spanish Christmas dessert made of chocolate, almond and pine nuts with puffed rice.

Red Roses

Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil (Jo Malone)

The Kluge estate in Charlottesville

Danny Beauchamp by Lionel Guyou for Twist Magazine

quinta-feira, 28 de outubro de 2010

Riva by Chanel Nail Polish



The new must-have nail polish from Chanel for spring 2011 is the pastel blue varnish called Riva. Created by Chanel’s legendary make-up director Peter Philips who was ‘inspired by the 70′s’. It will be available from 15th of November and will be a limited edition release.

Rare Pink Diamond To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s

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Luxury Hampshire House Apartment Up For Lease

Recently, the NY Times had a piece on the rise in rentals from $10,000 to $100,000 per month in the city. Today's home would definitely tempt the deep-pocketed renter. It is located in the Hampshire House, directly on Central Park South. The apartment boasts direct west, north, and east Park views from the huge living room, library, and master suite. The beautiful west views of the park can be seen from the large second bedroom suite. The apartment opens into a large foyer with an additional powder room. The foyer leads to the living area and the library is set off from the main living room by two steps up. The apartment also has a gourmet eat-in-kitchen with wide plank hard wood floors and a decorative fireplace. The unit is owned by the creator of the exclusive KPM Tower in the Dubai marina reclamation area and is filled with her art and antiques collection. The unit is being offered for rent at $17,500/month unfurnished or fully furnished for $20,000/month through Trump Sales and


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State Banquet: HM The Queen and HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

Chanel Classic Flap Bag (Chanel 2.55 Small)

Julian Hennig by Marcelo Krasilcic

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NARS - Behind The Scenes of the Fall / Holiday 2010 Campaign Shoots

Eniko Mihalik by Terry Richardson for The Gentlewoman


Eniko Mihalik appears in this editorial for The Gentlewoman’s fall-winter 2010 issue. The Hungarian model was photographed for the shoot by Terry Richardson and styled by Jonathan Kaye. Eniko sports a series seventies inspired looks consisting of high-waisted pants and elegant accessories from labels such as Chloe, Calvin Klein and Versace.

Tiffany & Co. Releases Latest Blue Book

Tiffany & Co. has released the 2010-2011 Blue Book Collection, the jeweler's annual presentation of special beautiful baubles up for sale. This year's collection includes the Tiffany Majestic necklace, shown above. It took more than a year to procure the more than 300 pear-shaped and round brilliant stones and over 700 hours to create the necklace itself. The smaller stones are set into diamond florets surrounding a 30.31-carat, E color, internally flawless detachable diamond drop. The platinum mountings were individually crafted and linked to create a flexible setting that sparkles with every movement.White diamonds are showcased in the Fringe necklace which features a 20.01-carat, D color, internally flawless diamond in a rectangular modified brilliant cut with 61 round, 33 cushion and 30 marquise diamonds in platinum.

The Blue Book Collection also includes colored diamonds. A necklace based on Art Deco jewels in the Tiffany & Co. archives has a triple-drop pendant with three extraordinarily rare fancy vivid yellow diamonds-- a rectangular-shaped 13.09-carat yellow diamond and two approximately 6-carat yellow diamonds surrounded with a total of 642 round brilliant white diamonds.

Besides the diamonds there are also other stones. A 28.01-carat unenhanced Kashmir sapphire sits in a necklace of round brilliant diamonds. Another interesting piece is a new version of the popular Jean Schlumberger Bird on a Rock design, featuring a diamond-encrusted bird of 18 karat gold. This year's bird sits on a 104.66-carat cushion-shaped kunzite distinguished by a deep purplish pink hue. Check out other pieces in the gallery below.

terça-feira, 26 de outubro de 2010

ComentarIconic couples: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's love story

Coca-Cola Northern Ireland: HM The Queen

Snap! | Ash Stymest by Ellen von Unwerth

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Alessandra Ambrosio for Vogue Nippon Beauty

Manolo’s New Shoes


Manolo Blahník’s name is synonymous with beautifully crafted shoes that radiate originality, style, and exuberance. For four decades his unique vision has held the fashion world spellbound, and his creations have become perpetual objects of desire. His design process always begins with colorful sketches as finely executed as the shoes themselves, and which have become equally sought-after by his fans.

Here, more than 130 of Blahník’s witty, seductive drawings are collected into one inspiring volume. Manolo’s New Shoes is organized thematically to express his current inspirations and passions—Africa, architecture, botany, Russia, and urban life. An introduction by Manolo Blahník himself is accompanied by contributions from some of the most prominent names in fashion: Suzy Menkes, head fashion reporter and editor for the International Herald Tribune; Grace Coddington, creative director at Vogue; three-time Oscar-award winning costume designer Milena Canonero; Amy Fine Collins, a special correspondent to Vanity Fair; and Carlos García Calvo, who writes for El Mundo.

A book for everyone who has admired Blahník’s work, whether from afar through a store’s plate-glass window or up-close in her own closet, Manolo’s New Shoes provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative mind of today’s best-known shoe designer. As André Leon Talley, the editor-at-large at Vogue, has said about the designer, “He captures the most powerful of emotions: desire.” Visit to purchase Manolo’s New Shoes now

segunda-feira, 25 de outubro de 2010

Statement Necklaces by Elva Fields

Designer Elva Wheat Maynard creates one of kind necklaces and earrings for her Elva Fields Jewelry line that are visually captivating. While I love all of her pieces, my heart lies in her gorgeous statement necklaces. They are stunning! I've been a long time fan of Elva's work and if I could, I would buy as many of her necklaces as possible and become an avid collector. Unfortunately, before I get the opportunity to purchase, the ones I like are already sold out! Luckily, her Savor Sunrise Necklace ($118), shown above, is still available for purchase and on sale. Upon first glance, the Savor Sunrise seems fitting for the Summer, but it's coral tones and deep yellow hue would beautifully compliment beiges and browns for the Fall.

Elva Fields offers three different collections - Elva (one of a kind), June (limited editions) and Deb(vintage). As you can see, her necklaces are large, bold, and chunky pieces that exude a feminine and sophisticated feel. Each one has such character that I find myself creating outfits based on the necklace itself. I'm sure many people would say starting with you accessories to create a look is crazy, but I say create your look from what has inspired you. Have fun with it. Being an accessories junkie myself, a large majority of my outfits are based on my handbags, jewelry and shoes. Take a look below for a collection of colorful pieces to inspire your next outfit.

Megabucks Rothko, Warhol & Bacon Head Sotheby's Sale

A $30 million Mark Rothko, $25 million Andy Warhol, $18 million Roy Lichtenstein and $10 millionFrancis Bacon will headline Sotheby's stunning Contemporary Art sale in New York on Nov. 9. Though the least expensive of the top four lots the Bacon, 1985's Figure in Movement (above), is our favorite among the offerings. Bacon gave the painting to his personal physician, Dr. Paul Brass, and the sale marks it's historic first appearance to market. It featured prominently in the 2008 landmarkexhibition Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective at Tate Britain which traveled to theMetropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Rothko, 1955's Untitled, is one of the artist's most monumental works measuring over 7.5 ft. high. Warhol's contribution is 1962's Coca-Cola, not particularly compelling but guaranteed to ride the wave of high prices realized for his work. The Lichtenstein, Ice Cream Soda, is also dated 1962 and has been in a private collection since it was originally purchased that same year.

domingo, 24 de outubro de 2010

Rnja rubik for Russian Vogue

sábado, 23 de outubro de 2010

Kim Kardashian Goes to Cipriani in NYC for Her Birthday Dinner



Floral Sculptures in the New York Public Library

Last Monday was the end of Bridal Fashion week in New York. There were tons of parties and events in the Big Apple going on throughout the day and into the night.

We teamed up with the Knot to create a dramatic statement for their Monday night gala. We created a set of three floral sculptures for the main entrance of the New York Public Library, and was happily surprised to see both tourists and New Yorkers trying to get a peek at the installation.

I wanted to share a few pictures of the installation. We had a beautiful bride along with “his” and “hers” poodles.

New York City has so many amazing landmarks. Which one is your favorite? Tell me all about your last visit or post any pictures of yourself at your favorite landmark on our Facebook page.

Upper East Side NYC Townhouse


An extraordinarily beautiful townhouse in triple mint condition, this lovely 19th century 5 story house off Park Avenue was one of the first built in 1869 on one of the most renowned blocks on the Upper East Side. Surrounded by important architectural facades, the façade of this townhouse is dominated by a two story elliptical bay on fluted columns. The townhouse, which has an elevator, two terraces and garden, has 11 rooms including a glorious living room with grand bow window, 12’ ceiling, and 18th century fireplace, formal dining room with a terrace, paneled library with lovely bow window and fireplace, and 5 bedrooms, including one with a south terrace, and another with a grand skylight, charming dormer windows, fireplace and original pine flooring. A family room is adjacent to the chef’s kitchen, which has Gaggenau and Miele appliances, and a breakfast room in a whimsical glass gazebo leading to the garden. Exquisitely renovated, this is one of the loveliest houses on the market.

Le Vian's 2011 Jewelry Trend Forecast

Le Vian Trends ForecastThe fashion industry is all about predicting trends before they happen and Le Vian jewelers, perhaps best known for their chocolate diamonds, is sharing predictions for next year in their 2011 Jewelry Trend Forecast. The list includes predictable staples like earth tones and sheer metallics along with snakes, equestrian, and wild animal themes. They also predict that shades of blue, pink and purple will be popular gemstone colors over the next year as well as blackened silver and carved gems (two of my favorites). What do you think? Browse the trends and then let us know if you think they're on target.

sexta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2010